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beak

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1 the jaws of a bird together with their hornlike covering
  • the bird cracked the walnut shell with its beak and ate its nut

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2 the part of the face bearing the nostrils and nasal cavity
  • the man's prominent beak gives him a somewhat aquiline appearance

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3 chiefly British a public official having authority to decide questions of law
  • received a stiff sentence from one of the harshest beaks in all of London

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The first known use of beak was in the 13th century

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“Beak.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/beak. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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